Beets are “Funky and Strong”

Beets are one of those vegetables that really divides people – you’ve got the sincere beet lovers, and the extreme beet haters. I think it has to do with whether or not you grew up eating these bright, sweet, robust-tasting, crimson colored roots. If you love them, then you are lucky! Beets are one of the most uniquely nutritious vegetables. If you don’t love them, read on for some other vegetables to choose from to get similar health benefits...

Color Me Healthy

Colorful foods like rainbow carrots are packed with carotenes — nutrients that protect our bodies from cancer, cataracts and cardiovascular disease.  But this is only the tip of the iceberg for the benefits of dietary carotenes...New research also finds that carotenes can even enhance our physical attractiveness!!

Baby Carrots vs. Adult Carrots

Are baby carrots just as healthy as regular carrots? This is a pretty common question that comes up when you teach nutrition classes in the grocery store, and here is a short version, and a long, detailed version of the answer...

The Healthiest Cake in the Universe!!

It's time to celebrate, and you need a bold, beautiful dessert to symbolize your excitement for the day....whether it's a holiday like the 4th of July, or a Summer birthday, or a get-together with your favorite potluck friends.  But wait - you want to keep it healthy....You need the Healthiest Cake in the Universe!!!

Foods for Dudes (part 2)

June is Men’s Health Month, the peak of grilling season, and the month we celebrate Father’s Day. Seems like a perfect time to explore some tasty, manly foods to help support the health of the special dudes in your life!

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